“We’re almost there,” I exclaimed as we approached exit 64 on I-4 in Kissimmee, Florida. The exit sign noted this was the exit to Disney World but we were not here to visit the Magic Kingdom. Instead, we turned left onto 192 and headed for Celebration, the planned community built by the Walt Disney Company back in the mid 90’s inspired by the architecture and layout of small southern towns such as Savannah, Georgia, Charleston, South Carolina and New Orleans, Louisiana. We were going to check out the town over the next few days exploring it as a potential new place to call home once my wife relocates here to accept a new job this summer. Later in the evening we would check into our hotel at the nearby Disney Boardwalk Resort where my wife would be attending a medical conference over the next few days and the highlight of our trip would be a visit to Epcot on New Year’s Eve.
Celebration is a small town of 9,000 residents designed and constructed by the Walt Disney Company on part of its large land holdings near Orlando. The company brought in world renowned architects and town planners to design a modern town based around ideas from the past. Much of the architecture and town plan was borrowed […]
Disney’s Boardwalk Resort is more than just a hotel. It is an entire entertainment complex with a variety of fun things to do for your family. When you arrive at the resort you are immediately taken back to a different era. The interior of the resort is decorated with all manner of nostalgia from the […]
Central Florida isn’t all about Orlando and Disney World. Many small towns and cities around the Orlando area offer many fun things to do. One such town is Maitland. Check out this list of the top 7 things to do in Maitland, Florida. Audobon Center for Birds of Prey The Audobon Center for Birds of […]
Actor Antonio Banderas was spotted by hundreds of witnesses in a high speed chase through downtown Savannah, Georgia on Monday. The Savannah Police Department (SPD) said that not only did Banderas drive at a high rate of speed but upon reaching a road block erected by police he immediately threw his vehicle in reverse and fled in […]
Jacksonville is known as “the river city.” Here are the top five ways to experience Jacksonville by water. River Taxi The Jacksonville River Taxi is located at the Jacksonville Landing and will take you across the river for a small fee or you can simply sit back and enjoy a roundtrip. There are two stops on […]
British comedian Russell Brand brought his Messiah Complex tour to Orlando’s Hard Rock Cafe located in Universal Studio’s CityWalk entertainment complex. He performed to a nearly sold out theater. The show was a mixture of older and newer material that kept the audience in hysterics for nearly two hours. The show opened with Brand walking […]
Finding affordable ways to keep your growing family entertained can be quite the challenge. Check out this list of fun, free and cheap family activities in the Atlanta area: Georgia Aquarium Did you know you can get a free admission to the amazing Georgia Aquarium on your birthday? For adults that a savings of $34.95 and for […]
Watch as we experience the Sidewalk Arts Festival in Savannah, Georgia shot with the Sony WX50 Cybershot camera. If you’d like to create your own free video slideshow with your own photos click here. test
We had arrived at the Exchange Club Fair Grounds in Brunswick, Georgia for the second annual Rodeo at the Beach. Just weeks earlier we had attended the Cole Bros. Circus here and it was amazing how different the place looked as we entered the main grounds. Instead of a big top there was a rodeo ring surrounded by bleachers. And outside the ring was a variety of booths and tents with offerings like those typical of local street festivals.
As I pulled into the parking area for the Jekyll Island Easter Egg Stroll I saw purple and blue horses in the distance. “Oh good,” I thought, “the wagon rides are back again this year.” This was my second year to attend the Easter Egg Stroll in Jekyll Island, Georgia’s famed historic district. My daughter, now four, was beyond excited to arrive and the sight of the purple and blue horses just increased her excitement.
As we pulled into the fairgrounds in Brunswick, Georgia there was no mistaking the red and yellow striped tent in the distance. The circus was in town and we had front row seats.